Wednesday, June 13, 2012
So the last couple of days I have been trying something new in the garden. Not sure what it is called or where I read about it, but the idea is that instead of planting in nice rows just scatter the seed in a area. So I have 2 areas now 2 feet long by about 12 feet long that I have planted lettuce and spinach in. I planted them near a cherry tree to help shade them, so hopefully they won't bolt to quick. Will compare the results to row planting. Great thing about gardening is all the fun you can have experimenting.
The other day I tried pouring hot water on weeds to kill them. I had read about this in Mother Earth News as a green alternative to chemicals. Guess what it worked. Checked the weeds today and they were dead.
Now for those who follow my blogs and knows how my mind wonders, killing this weeds and gardening made me think of the journey that we are all on. Is not our body much like a garden? Depending on what we put in it is what we will get out in return. We could use some of those "get quick" (chemicals for garden, crazy diet programs for the body) cheats but the long term effects are not as good if we just put in the effort to do it right. May take longer but the end result is worth it. So the next time that your in your garden be proud of all the hard work and at the same time look at yourself and again be PROUD of all the hard work.